What is happening elsewhere in the Championship?

In the weekend action, Wigan Athletic manager Malky Mackay got his Latics career off to a respectable start with a 1-1 draw at home to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough, but his side remained in the bottom three and were joined by Rotherham United, courtesy of the Millers' 1-0 defeat to Gary Rowett's rejuvenated Birmingham City side.

Meanwhile, Derby County stayed top with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Watford, while the big movers were Blackburn Rovers, who pushed the Hornets out of the play-offs as a result of a 2-1 win over Leeds.

Nottingham Forest secured the result of the weekend with a stunning 3-0 win at Wolves which saw Stuart Pearce's side move to within two points of the top six.

And with the loan window deadline tomorrow, managers are frantically looking to make a last-minute signing to bolster their squads until the next window in January.

For all the latest headlines from around the Championship, have a look at our summary below from various local newspapers.

Blackburn Rovers: Gary Bowyer has praised substitute striker Luke Varney after his impact in winning a penalty in the late 2-1 weekend win over Leeds United and says the forward possesses everything he wants in his players. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Bournemouth: Eddie Howe believes his side are a different force altogether when striker Yann Kermorgant is at his best and has backed the Frenchman to start delivering the goods on a more regular basis after scoring against Ipswich Town at the weekend. (Bournemouth Echo)

Brighton and Hove Albion: The Seagulls have completed a stunning loan deal for Aston Villa's £24m striker Darren Bent, who has moved to the Amex for an initial 28 days with the option to extend in January. (The Argus)

Ipswich Town: Mick McCarthy is on the verge of bolstering his squad ahead of tomorrow's loan deadline with two additions, as young Chelsea midfielder John Swift and free agent Sean St Ledger prepare to sign on at Portman Road. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Leeds United: Forward Mirco Antenucci has demanded more from the Whites and believes Neil Redfearn's men are capable of better than their current league position of 16th as they prepare to welcome league leaders Derby to Elland Road. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Reading: Stand-in captain Chris Gunter has pleaded with the club's owners to back under-fire Royals boss Nigel Adkins despite a poor run of form which has led to certain sections of the crowd voicing their thoughts on his future. (Get Reading)

Rotherham United: New loan signing Emmanuel Ledesma has vowed to help the Millers climb out of relegation trouble and insists his sole focus is on helping Steve Evans' side, rather than impressing parent club Middlesbrough. (The Star)

Sheffield Wednesday: Manager Stuart Gray believes the arrival of Mackay at Wigan Athletic will act as a huge boost to the Latics and is wary of the test they will pose his players when the two sides meet this weekend. (The Star)

Wigan Athletic: Mackay says he will give each of his players the chance to impress him and prove they have a long-term future at the club, with the likes of Ben Watson hoping for more regular first-team duties after a run-out in the reserves' 4-0 win over Morecambe. (Wigan Today)

Wolves: Young stopper Kortney Hause could be set to face Brentford this weekend after being recalled from a loan spell at League One outfit Gillingham, with manager Kenny Jackett keen to freshen up his defence. (Birmingham Mail)